John Travolta says he's a 'ridiculous' stage dad to daughter Ella Bleu

John Travolta is a proud father!

The 65-year-old actor appears on Friday's episode of The Talk with his daughter, Ella Bleu, and discusses how he can't contain his pride while he watches the 19-year-old actress work. 

"I am ridiculous. I'm behind the camera mouthing every word she says, doing her moves," John admits. "My wife, Kelly [Preston], gets hysterical watching me watch her, because I just want it to go great."

The father-daughter duo recently co-starred in The Poison Rose, and John recalls the tough task Ella was given on her very first day.

"Poor Ella, she hadn't acted since the film with Robin [Williams], and they gave her the most complicated scene," Travolta says, referencing the 2009 flick, Old Dogs. "Four in the morning, she had to cry, hold a gun, consider all sorts of things, and she nailed it. And the crew gave her a big applause because you wouldn't give it to anyone to do at that time. But I said, 'Well, she's on her own. She's got to deliver.' And she did."

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John Travolta, with wife Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu, at a press conference to announce that he will become 'Ambassador-At-Large' for Qantas Airlines. Travolta will pilot his own ex-Qantas Boeing 707 on the 'Spirit of Friendship' global tour to visit 13 cities in 10 countries in July and August. Held at LAX, Los Angeles, Ca. Monday, June 24, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu at a press conference to announce that John Travolta will become 'Ambassador-At-Large' for Qantas Airlines. Travolta will pilot his own ex-Qantas Boeing 707 on the 'Spirit of Friendship' global tour to visit 13 cities in 10 countries in July and August. Held at LAX, Los Angeles, Ca. Monday, June 24, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.
Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu Travolta and John Travolta (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
Kelly Preston, Ella Bleu Travolta and John Travolta (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
John Travolta, daughter Ella and Kelly Preston and guest (Photo by Barry King/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 9: Ella Bleu Travolta, John Travolta and Kelly Preston arrive at 'Old Dogs' World Premiere at the El Capitan Theater on November 9, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 9: Ella Bleu Travolta, John Travolta and Kelly Preston arrive at 'Old Dogs' World Premiere at the El Capitan Theater on November 9, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
�2010 RAMEY PHOTO NO SPAIN/NO ITALY Rio de Janeiro, Jun 16 2010 JOHN TRAVOLTA, KELLY PRESTON and daughter Ella, get swarmed by fans and paparazzi while leaving Rio's airport. The legendary actor took home a Brazilian Jersey. PGpg68 (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 12: (R) Ella Bleue Travolta is seen leaving the 'Pizza Pino' restaurant on September 12, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/FilmMagic)
***EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE*** Ella Bleu Travolta poses backstage at the hit musical 'The Addams Family' on Broadway at The Lunt-Fontanne Theater on April 9, 2011 in New York City. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Actors Kelly Preston and John Travolta and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta attend the Oscars Governors Ball at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED, UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 01: Kelly Preston,John Travolta and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta attend the Ambi Gala In Honor of the Movie 'Trading Paint' on September 1, 2017 at an unspecified location in the United States. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Ambi)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 15: (L-R) Kelly Preston, John Travolta and Ella Bleu Travolta attend a party in Honour of John Travolta's receipt of the Inaugural Variety Cinema Icon Award during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Ella Bleu Travolta and her brother Benjamin Travolta and mother Kelly Preston during the party in Honour of John Travolta's receipt of the Inaugural Variety Cinema Icon Award during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston, daughter Ella Blue Travolta (R) and son Benjamin Travolta during the party in Honour of John Travolta's receipt of the Inaugural Variety Cinema Icon Award during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CAP D'ANTIBES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta and his wife Kelly Preston and daughter Ella Bleu Travolta (C) during the party in Honour of John Travolta's receipt of the Inaugural Variety Cinema Icon Award during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 15, 2018 in Cap d'Antibes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
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While some might be extra nervous with their famous parent on set, for Ella it was actually a relief.

"It actually helped so much knowing that he was there," she says. "... He would come up in between scenes... and then I would know that I had him behind the monitor, just watching, making sure it was good."

In addition to being a stage dad, John also makes it his mission to stay hip, even beating his kids -- he and Kelly also share Benjamin, 8, and their late son, Jett -- to some of the hippest trends.

"I mean at home, we will put on music and dance. At New Year's, for hours, we were all dancing, and just to all sorts of music. So, it's really fun," Ella says of watching her dad dance.  "He's more teaching us the moves. When, like, the floss first came out, he was like, 'Look at this video.' And we were like, 'Oh wow.' So he sort of introduced us to that. So he's on top of everything more than we are."

"You have to stay current," John teases.

While his dance moves don't embarrass Ella, there was a different mortifying moment she'd like to forget, one that she shared during their appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week.

"Taylor Lautner was coming over to the house and I loved him. Team Jacob for sure," Ella quipped of the actor's Twilight character. "And my friends and I were looking up pictures of him, just sort of, like, researching him. Like, 'Oh my gosh, he's coming!'"

"And then Taylor gets there and his family as well, so I was researching about them too, just to learn," she continued telling the show's guest host, Lena Waithe. "Then, the first thing [my dad] says to them is, 'Oh, Ella was just looking you guys up on the internet."

"A father's point of view is, you know, everybody loves Taylor Lautner, wouldn't he be flattered that Ella's looking him up?" John said in defense of himself.

Despite her embarrassment, Taylor laughed off the exchange as she cringed awkwardly. "He was like, 'Oh [laughs], that's so nice,'" Ella recalled. "And I was, like, [grimacing] with my face bright red probably."

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the New York premiere of Gotti starring John Travolta, in theaters June 15, 2018 on June 14, 2018. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for The 'Gotti' Film)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Actors Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the 'Gotti' New York premiere at SVA Theater on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 'Gotti' New York premiere at SVA Theater on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 14: Actors Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the 'Gotti' New York premiere at SVA Theater on June 14, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 8: John Travolta and Kelly Preston are seen on the set of 'Despierta America' at Univision Studios to promote the film 'GOTTI' on June 8, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 12: John Gotti Jr., Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the ceremony to honor John Travolta for his body of work in TV and Film, in anticipation of the release of ?Gotti? movie on June 15th, 2018 at Lenny's Pizza on June 12, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ?Gotti? Movie)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JUNE 07: John Travolta And Kelly Preston Celebrate Their New Film 'Gotti' at Fontainebleau Hotel on June 7, 2018 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
US actor John Travolta (L) and his wife US actress Kelly Preston pose on May 15, 2018 during a photocall for the film 'Gotti' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - US actor John Travolta (L) and his wife US actress Kelly Preston pose on May 15, 2018 during a photocall for the film 'Gotti' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
US actor John Travolta (L) and his wife US actress Kelly Preston arrive on May 15, 2018 for the screening of the film 'Solo : A Star Wars Story' at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08: John Travolta, Kelly Preston arrives at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 04: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the FX's For Your Consideration Event for 'The People v. O.J. Simpson - American Crime Story' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on April 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: John Travolta and Kelly Preston attend the FX Networks Upfront Screening Of 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' at AMC Empire 25 theater on March 30, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
WESTWOOD, CA - JANUARY 27: Actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston arrive at the premiere of 'FX's 'American Crime Story - The People V. O.J. Simpson' at Westwood Village Theatre on January 27, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NAPA, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actor John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston attend the world premiere of 'Life on the Line' during the 2015 Napa Valley Film Festival at the Lincoln Theater on November 14, 2015 in Yountville, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
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